ICIS adds Technical Analysis to its European Spot Gas Markets (ESGM) and European Daily Electricity Markets (EDEM) service

30 May 2018

As European power and gas markets grow increasingly sophisticated, and with US LNG entering Europe, banks have regained an interest in the sector. With more expertise entering the market and with liquidity growing, technical analysis is flourishing.

Technical analysis allows traders to focus on price action, ignoring other measures of perceived value, and focuses on where the price is and for how long an existing trend will persist. This differs from fundamental analysis, which tries to establish the perceived value of a product.

“Fundamentals drive prompt trade, but technical analysis is starting to dominate curve trade,” Fionn O'Raghallaigh, ICIS senior product manager

With traders increasingly reliant on technical drivers to show trend strength, overbought/oversold levels, potential reversal points and support and resistance (stop level placements), ICIS has responded by offering a more holistic view of the market. By combining both fundamental and technical analysis, traders will gain greater insight into movements in the most liquid European gas and power markets.

From Monday 4th June 2018, ICIS Technical Analysis will become part of the European Spot Gas Market (ESGM) and European Daily Electricity Market (EDEM) offering.

Users will have access to:

  • A daily morning briefing which will arrive in your inbox at 07:00 (London time)
  • Key technical drivers for Europe’s most liquid power and gas markets
  • Fundamental factors to give a rounded outlook ahead of the day’s trading
  • Objective insights on over-the-counter data, with a focus on gas and power
  • Market sentiment index based on bid/offer aggressor information from the previous trading day

Accurate and to the point, ICIS customers will now be able to see the information they need to know, quickly.

Customer testimonials

“This is exactly what I need to look at. Fundamentals can change a market in seconds for the front month contracts. It is key to have these points in mind – what could be a threat to your technical strategy from the fundamental side. This is great! It is really essential.” – Trader, Large German Utility

“This is very cool. It’s so well structured. Really clear, easy to find everything.” – Trader, Large European Utility

Media contact

Fionn O'Raghallaigh
ICIS Senior Product Manager
Tel: +44 20 7911 1941


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